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Black List Winner Graham Moore To Adapt 'The Devil In The White City' For Leonardo DiCaprio To Star

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 19, 2011 9:30 AM
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Erik Larson's non-fiction tome "The Devil in the White City" was something of a phenomenon when released in 2003, winning a shelf-full of prizes and topping best-seller lists, and it's no suprise that movie-rights were snapped up quickly. Tracking the parallel lives of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and H.H. Holmes, a doctor who used the influx of tourists visiting the Fair to murder at least 27 people (with as many as 200 victims according to some), it originally attracted the attention of Tom Cruise, who was to have played Holmes, while Kathryn Bigelow was signed up to direct the project.

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Serial Killer In 'The Devil In The White City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2010 10:34 AM
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way shingle has teamed with Double Features and acquired the rights to Erik Larson's "The Devil In The White City," a fascinating, thrilling account of Dr. HH Holmes, a serial killer who murdered up to 200 people during the Chicago World's Fair.

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